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The Landlord

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Five young girls are dead in a small Utah community. Officer Rick Stacey and his K-9, Sig are determined to stop the mayhem, but they get set up by a powerful and dangerous man, who leaves them helpless to save the next victim.

462 pages, Mass Market Paperback

First published December 1, 2000

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Ken Merrell

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150 reviews45 followers
August 18, 2020
Excellent read, engaging right from the get go. Tense, exciting, and cool plot twists the last 75 pages or so.
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336 reviews8 followers
March 24, 2017
I enjoyed reading this book and was curious to see how various plot points would come together at the end. They didn't. The obvious bad guy somehow became the good guy at the end, which I didn't buy. But the characters were written very well, and lots of interesting twists and turns were successfully incorporated into the book.
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2,411 reviews
September 11, 2007
This book was better than I expected. Sometimes when you hear everyone tell you how great a book is, it doesn't meet your expectations. This book wasn't perfect, but it was a good book that involved you in the characters right away. I could hardly put it down.

The book is at its strongest when it focuses on Officer Stacey and Christina. Their stories were the most compelling and the most interesting. Most of the characters were well developed. But it bogged down a little when we got involved in all the secret identity stuff and conspiracy. But still, I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who wants a good thriller but is getting a little tired of the same old authors.
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1,611 reviews140 followers
April 29, 2009
Really, I would prefer to give this book 3.5 stars, because it is better than 3, but not quite good enough for 4...
This book started off really slow for me. I really liked the prolouge, but things seemed to fall flat for about the next 1/3 of the book. Some of the writing was a little forced. Reading it, it was obvious that this was the author's first book. After a while though, the story really started to pick up and move, and I found myself a lot more interested in the story and the outcome than I thought I would be. It was very interesting how he tied all the different plot lines together, but a lot of it was rather predictable.
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527 reviews
September 29, 2012
I have to get rid of some books to make room for newer ones on my shelves and The Landlord is in the go pile. This was one of those random books I picked up at the local drug store years ago. I can't remember lots of the details now, but I've kept it for years which meant I did like it. : )
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52 reviews
March 6, 2013
If you need a copy of this one, let me know. I couldn't put this one down. I think I boiled water for spagetti for over an hour because I couldn't walk away.
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20 reviews1 follower
June 12, 2008
This is probably one of the best mystery books I have read. Very unpredictable. A movie should be made from it. Worth the read!!!!
Profile Image for Kerry Bradshaw.
11 reviews
June 12, 2008
One of the best mystery books I have read in a long time. Lots of twist and turns. Keeps you guessing. this book should be a movie.
Profile Image for Kate.
52 reviews
February 27, 2009
Loved this clean thriller. If any of my friends out there would like to read it, I have several copies. This author is my brother.
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286 reviews
July 20, 2009
A really good suspense novel - if you think you know who dunnit, you are so wrong - at least I was!
19 reviews1 follower
June 20, 2010
Different sounds like a local writer
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21 reviews24 followers
July 1, 2012
Oh my! This is the worse book I've read in a very long time, I'm afraid. The plot is inconceivable.
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451 reviews2 followers
June 30, 2012
A very excellent thriller. The plot and characters just flowed like you were right next to them. Love the author's writing and style. Excellent book and recommend highly.
112 reviews2 followers
July 29, 2016
Suspenseful; kept me guessing to the end.
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